Autumn

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Last week I took off on my trusty iron steed to catch a first glimpse of Autumn. We have been really lucky in the north of England lately, temperatures in Preston have topped those in Paris. So it was with real joy that I pedalled my way along the Lancaster Canal, clad in t-shirt, sandals and loose pants.

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As the butterflies swooped and soared in front of me, I cycled along marvelling at the breadth of greens lining the canal. The trees were still thick with leaves and the grass verges were lush and plentiful.

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Then I arrived at this climber, ablaze with fiery red leaves. It was my first sighting of the season that awaits, the beauty of Autumn. I rode on. I cycled past the boats moored at the bottom of well tended gardens, past wild overgrown shrubs and plants, through dog pooh alley on the way to the park and beyond.

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My pedals turned, taking me past the River Ribble and away from the docks, down to Avenham and Miller Park.

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It is here I spotted a Weeping Willow, recently shorn and resembling a child on the first day back at school with a badly cut fringe.

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On I travelled, through the park, to a path with crunchy leaves underfoot. Yes, I felt it this morning as I wiped the condensation from the windows and pulled on my cardie. Autumn is on it’s way.

 

 

 

 

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